be prepared for when disaster strikes

Get your Free IT Hurricane Survival Guide

In this free white paper, you’ll find a play-by-play guide of what to do when a Hurricane emerges. Easy-to-follow charts, graphics, and narratives will help you create a disaster plan capable of withstanding the strongest of storms.


Storm Guide

Business continuity planning must account for all hazards (both man-made and natural disasters). Plan in advance to manage any emergency situation. Assess the situation, use common sense and available resources to take care of yourself, your co-workers and your business's recovery. Carefully evaluate internal and external operations to determine which staff members, materials, procedures and equipment are absolutely necessary to keep the business operating.


Talk to Your People

A solid business emergency plan only works if everyone on your team is aware of the plan and the actions they need to take.

Involve Co-Workers

Include people from all levels in emergency planning.

Practice the Plan

Drills and exercises will help you prepare.

Promote Preparedness

Encourage your employees and their families to: Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed.

Crisis Communication Plan

Detail how you will be in contact with employees, customers and others during and after a disaster.

Employee Health

People who have experienced a disaster may have special recovery needs.


Protect Your Investment

As well as planning for an emergency, you can also take steps to protect your company and secure your physical assets.

Insurance Coverage

Policies vary, meet with your provider to review current coverage.

Utility Disruptions

Prepare for extended outages during and after a disaster.

Facilities, Buildings & Plants

Take steps to secure physical assets.


Conduct a room-by-room walk-through to determine what needs to be secured.

Building Air Protection

Assess the HVAC system to improve indoor air quality.

Cyber Security

Protect your data and information technology systems.

Move Your Critical Infrastructure


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EATEL's hurricane resistant data facilities and data recovery solutions can get you back to business quickly after disaster strikes. Your data is worth being protected by the area’s most secure and reliable data center.

Move your systems to a hardened facility where you know the lights are always on and the internet is always available. Storing your server somewhere other than a commercial data center is risky. EATEL’s Colocation Hosting is a flexible solution giving your business the space, connectivity and security needed for your servers.

• Maintained Operational Effectiveness and Efficiency Through all Hurricanes and Tropical Storms Since 2000

• Outside the 500 Year Flood Plain

• Roof Rated to Sustain Hurricane Force Winds

• 3,140 Square Feet of Business Continuity Space

• 3 Data Center Locations; Baton Rouge 1, Baton Rouge 2 and Shreveport

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